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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
309 PM EDT Tue May 22 2018

...SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES...

Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.
Residents across southern Maryland, and central and northern
Virginia including the Washington DC metro area should monitor
this situation very closely and ensure your NOAA weather radios
are set to alert mode. Severe weather warnings for imminent
damaging storms may become necessary.

Here are some safety rules to keep in mind when severe weather is
expected or is occurring. If a warning is issued, seek shelter
indoors immediately. A severe thunderstorm is defined as producing
quarter size or greater hail and damaging wind gusts of 58 mph or
more.

Tornadoes can form rapidly from severe thunderstorms. Monitor
local conditions closely and be ready to take quick action to save
your life.

Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio, commercial radio, information
sources from your phone, or television for the latest on this
potential severe weather event. Additional weather information, can
be found at weather.gov/washington or weather.gov/baltimore.

$$

DHOF


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